I've missed Meal Planning Monday the last few weeks, workload, the ability to fall downstairs (yes, really) and having no time to do a foodshop have impacted on the time I've had for blogging. That said, I'm at my laptop now, and am hoping to catch up this week.
In our family (as in many I now realise, but for a long time I did think it was just us) it's traditional to count down to an event in terms of the number of sleeps left. Preparations for Christmas are well under way. I have a list of wines from Asda to search out, the Christmas cake(s) are made, the pudding ready, there are mince pies in the freezer, and aside from a much needed trip to Aldi for German foodstuffs we're pretty much organised. *touch wood* Presents wise I'm not doing so well, but am kidding myself that I'm nearly there!
So, meal planning... where am I?
Breakfasts - vanilla porridge with blackberry and apple compote.
Lunches - soup, Lifechanging with any luck - luck being the impetus to get up and make it.
Monday: Beef and barley casserole that I made in the slow cooker today
Tuesday: I'm at Guides, but M can have the casserole
Wednesday: I've promised M carbonara using some lovely jamon we picked up in Barcelona
Thursday: It's the Brownies Christmas party so maybe soup and a sandwich afterwards.
Friday: Is our festive evening, so we've decided on Bratwurst, rosti, Liebkuchen with Gluwhein and amaretto - and LOTS of Christmas decorations
Saturday: I'm expecting that we'll be running around finishing off any necessary and last minute Christmas bits, so possibly a pizza or similar
Sunday: My sister, her husband and my nephew are coming over for slow roast shoulder of pork with all the trimmings. Yum.
So that's it, be sure to pop over to At Home with Mrs M and link up with everyone else.